Black and White as color / by Gary Giordano

While working on my last series of paintings. I returned to thinking of the use of black and white as color. I remembered reading a Matisse's essays where he spoke of using black as color. Currently while visiting the show (Inventing Downtown, Artist-Run Galleries In New York City 1952-1965) at the Grey Gallery with the book accompanying by Melissa Rachleff. I noticed and  became interested in how much white paint was used as a color and how the Artist of this time where exploring Black and White as color. It all seemed to click as I painted the Lorraine series. It made sense and especially against the primary colors I was able to see and use both Black and white as colors rather than depth or light et..